The Braves’ sputtering offense won’t get any help tonight as Jeff Samardzija toes the rubber for the Little Cubs. The former Notre Dame tight end is a walking advertisement for the meaningless of the win for pitchers — he has none despite a 1.42 ERA. Tyler Pastornicky gets the start at 2B tonight as the Braves continue to audition replacement for The Oafbatross.
Meanwhile, the fragile Jordan Walden has been placed on the DL with a hamstring injury. Ian Thomas has been recalled from Gwinnett.
1. Heyward RF 2. JUpton LF 3. Freeman 1B 4. Gattis C 5. Johnson 3B 6. BUpton CF 7. Simmons SS 8. Santana P 9. Pastornicky 2B
Yes, the Lord of the Dance is a Chicago native.